Rosberg: “The fight between Lewis and I must be a man against man”

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With the value obtained in Interlagos, Nico Rosberg accumulated five poles in a row, something we have not been able to overcome (yes match) along its path drivers such as Vettel or Alonso. In addition, on Sunday, repeated the victory he had obtained in Mexico, getting as the runner-up position in a mathematical way. Since Hamilton claimed three-time, the German is beating your partner, but is aware that it arrives with delay: “Now I’m pushing you, but also push the start of the season. I don’t know the specific reason that now I’m going so strong, but I just hope to keep it. Now I want a victory in the last race and I hope to be more reactive the next year”.

Hamilton asked the team to make a strategy different to Rosberg to be able to win, but Mercedes decided that both would be the same. Nico agrees, and believes that there should be factors that lead to a disruption of their duel beyond the performance both on the track: “Our internal battle has to be man against man, especially when there are no other rivals. It has to be between the two of us, removing the aspect of luck. That happened in Brazil, and won the best man”. The German is of the opinion that, with the same number of steps per pit, wins the one who better compete: “There’s a lot of luck in the strategy. For example, in Interlagos we think that two stops was the way to go, but it was to go to three. If I had gone to two and Lewis to three, although I went faster, he will have won. It is not fair”.

The management of the tires that made Hamilton led a Mercedes, as Rosberg, called for the third time for both drivers: “Lewis would never have managed to go to two stops, because in the second stint destroyed his tyres. He forced us to do three, so there was no alternative”. Surely the runner-up regret there is only one race and that there are still four months for the first test of the world 2016. In the meantime, enjoy, without knowing what happened: “Everything is going much better now, I’m happy. I don’t have a concrete explanation for misfortune, otherwise what would make everything more simple. But I worked hard, Lewis had the upper hand in the first part of the year and I’m happy to have given back to the situaciĆ³n“.